Dr. Elise Richter

Title: Dr.
Prename: Elise
Surname: Richter
Profession: Lecturer
Birthday: 03/02/1865
Place of birth: Vienna
Date of death: 06/21/1943
Place of death: Theresienstadt concentration camp
Education: 1891 auditor at the University of Vienna; 1897 final high school examinations (*Matura*) taken externally; 1897 university studies (classical philology, Indo-European studies, Romance studies) in Vienna; 1901 doctorate
Career: 1905 university lecturer qualification (*Habilitation*); 1907–21 lecturer in Romance languages and literature; 1921 temporary professor of linguistics and phonetics; 1935 refused full professorship by the University of Vienna; 1938 permission to lecture revoked; 1939 invitation from Dutch university women, which she refuses, deciding not to emigrate; until 1941 International Federation of University Women (IFUW) financial support in Vienna; 1942 deported to Theresienstadt
Memberships: Founding member and from 1922–30 president of the Association of Austrian University Women (VAÖ); IFUW honorary member
Biographical literature: Helene Adolf, “In Memoriam Elise Richter,” *Romance Philology* 1 (1948), no. 4: 338–41; Robert Tanzmeister, *Elise Richter: Frau und Wissenschaftlerin*, ed. Verband der Akademikerinnen Österreichs (Vienna: Wiener Universitätsverlag, 1998); Thierry Elsen and Robert Tanzmeister, “In Sachen Elise und Helene Richter. Die Chronologie eines ‘Bibliotheksverkaufs,’” in *Geraubte Bücher. Die Österreichische Nationalbibliothek stellt sich ihrer NS-Vergangenheit*, ed. Murray G. Hall, Christina Köstner, and Margot Werner (Vienna: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 2004), 128–38; Christiane Hoffrath, *Bücherspuren. Das Schicksal von Elise und Helene Richter und ihrer Bibliothek im Dritten Reich* (Vienna: Böhlau, 2009)
Major works: *Zur Entwicklung der romanischen Wortstellung aus der lateinischen* (diss.; Halle: Niemeyer, 1903); “Erziehung und Entwicklung,” in *Führende Frauen Europas*, ed. Elga Kern (Munich: Reinhardt, 1928); *Summe des Lebens* (1940, published Vienna: WUV-Universitätsverlag, 1997)
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